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An intersection in International City, Dubai is flooded with rainwater on June 21, 2019.

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More rain forecast as waterlogged Dubai roads slow down traffic

 

DUBAI – Flooding in parts of International City in Dubai on Friday (June 21) slowed down traffic as motorists carefully drove their vehicles through waterlogged roads.

Parts of the roads in the residential area were swamped with up to 5 inches of rainwater. Parts of the Al Awir Road and Ras Al Khor Road near Dragon Mart were also flooded.

As Expat Media drove through the area, at least one sewage truck was already suctioning in the floodwaters in one of the residential clusters.

Meanwhile, Skies remained overcast on Friday afternoon, with the national weather bureau forecasting more rainfall until Saturday.

According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), the weather will remain “dusty and partly cloudy at times, with rainclouds over some eastern and southern areas”.

The weather bureau also forecast fog as humidity levels peak to 85 percent during the night.

Here’s the weather forecast for the next four days:

Saturday, June 22

Fair to partly cloudy at times, with a chance of some convective clouds formation
eastward over some eastern areas, may accompanied rainfall by afternoon. Temperatures tend to increase. Humid during night and early Sunday morning over some coastal and internal areas with the probability of fog or mist formation. Winds will be light to moderate and fresh at times Northwesterly westward and Easterly winds eastward of the country, causing blowing dust with a speed of 18 – 28, reaching 38km/hr. Sea will be moderate in Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

Sunday, June 23

Fair to partly cloudy at times, with the probability of some convective clouds formation
eastward by afternoon. Winds will be light to moderate and fresh at times Northwesterly westward and Easterly winds eastward, causing blowing dust with a speed of 18 – 28, reaching 38 km/hr. Sea will be slight to moderate in Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

Monday, June 24

Partly cloudy and dusty at times daytime over some areas. with the probability of some
convective clouds formation Eastwards. Winds will be light to moderate Northwesterly westward and Easterly over the eastern areas, freshening at times, causing blowing dust, with a speed of 18 – 28, reaching 38 km/hr. Sea will be Slight to moderate in Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

Tuesday, June 25

Fair to partly cloudy and dusty at times daytime over some areas, with a probability of
convective clouds formation Eastward by afternoon. Winds will be light to moderate freshening at times Northwesterly westward and easterly over the eastern areas, causing blowing dust over the exposed areas, with a speed of 18 – 28, reaching 40 km/hr. Sea will be moderate becoming rough at times in Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

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